About

Welcome!

I’m a writer of novels, short stories, essays, and poems. You can read more about me on my Press page. The Novels, Stories, Essays, and Poems pages list my publications, including some that are available to read online. The Purchase page tells you where you can buy my work. The Free page links to writing of mine that is available online for free. This page is about what’s happening now. Look below to see what I have coming out, where I will be appearing this year, and where you can find more information about me. This page also tells you how to contact me.

My Blog is updated regularly, so if you would like to know what I’m working on or thinking about, you can always check there. I hope you enjoy browsing!

Publications

My short story and poetry collection Snow White Learns Witchcraft just came out from Mythic Delirium Books. All the short stories and poems in this collection are based on fairy tales, in one form or another, although my versions may be quite different from the ones you’re used to! The collection has an introduction by Jane Yolen and gorgeous cover art by Ruth Sanderson.

Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound. Additional formats are listed on the publisher’s website.

My novel The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter came out from Saga Press in 2017.  This is the first book in The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, which introduces you to Mary Jekyll, Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein, as well as their escapades in late nineteenth-century London.

final-cover

The second book in the series, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, appeared in 2018 and took our heroines to the capitals of Europe — Paris, Vienna, and Budapest — in search of Lucinda Van Helsing.

The third book in the series, The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl, will be coming out in 2019. It will take our heroines back to London, where they must rescue Alice, Mary’s kitchen maid. Why would anyone kidnap Alice? You will find out in the concluding adventures of the Athena Club.

And, in case you would like to read some of my shorter writing, here are some short stories, essays, and poems of mine that came out recently:

Come See the Living Dryad,” on Tor.com, is about an unusual woman with a very unusual disease, and the great-great granddaughter who tries to find out what actually happened to her.

Red as Blood and White as Bone,” also on Tor.com, is about a girl who believes in fairy tales until one comes knocking on her door.

Tor.com Cover for Red as Blood

I had a poem published recently in Uncanny Magazine: “Persephone in Hades.”

Projects

I have a poetry blog! If you like my poetry, go to Theodora Goss: Poems and subscribe to receive poems by email as I post them.  Or just go read the blog . . .

You can also visit my website Poems of the Fantastic and Macabre, where I collect poems I particularly like that are, well, fantastic and macabre . . .

Fabulous artist and illustrator David Wyatt painted a picture called The Word Witch that is based on me. You can buy a print on Etsy, or various Word Witch items on Redbubble.

Word Witch

Appearances

In 2019, I’ll be attending the following conferences, conventions, and readings:

Boskone, February 15-17, Boston, Massachusetts.
The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 13-17, Orlando, Florida.
New York Review of Science Fiction reading, April 2, New York, New York.
Readercon, July 11-14, Boston, Massachusetts.
KGB Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Series, July 17, New York, New York.
World Science Fiction Convention, August 15-19, Dublin, Ireland.
World Fantasy Convention, October 31-November 3, Los Angeles, California.

Contact

I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt Literary.

If you would like to contact me directly, you can email me at tgoss@bu.edu. If you would like to send me something, you can send it to the following address:

Dr. Theodora Goss
Boston University CAS Writing Program
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Or, of course, you can send me a message on Facebook or Twitter. Click on the Facebook link to see my page, and click on the Twitter link to see my tweets. Feel free to friend me or follow me!

Permissions

All of the writing and images on this site that were produced by me are my intellectual property. You may repost them as long as you do not change them, you attribute them to me, and you link back to this site in your post.